Whether you consider it a commercial fabrication designed to use our tender hearts to draw money from our tender wallets or a genuine 1500-year old tradition of expressing courtly love, Valentine’s Day gets us to thinking about Relationship. Its no wonder we have an increasingly commitment-phobic culture given that relationship has been associated with martyrdom […]
Archives for February 2010
February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This years theme is “HIV/AIDS Prevention – A Choice and a Lifestyle.” HIV and Aids affect people of all races, and it is essential to have a day which speaks specifically to and for Black People during African American History month about these diseases.
We’ve made it past January, with our intentions and goals set. We’ve realigned and refocused for the upcoming year. Now its time to put those things in motion. Its time to be fierce or “powerful” in taking the confidence and happiness we’ve manifested to the next level with intention.
When we think about analytical intelligence, most of us relate it to the functioning of the brain. When we think about emotional intelligence, we attribute that to the work of the heart. Fully considering these two platforms, we can extrapolate that wisdom resides in the harmonious relationship between the two.
Howard Zinn lived a life in alignment with his highest ideals, with what he wholehearted believed in. He will be remembered as an historian, writer, teacher, ally, and activist who dedicated his life to social justice and truth-telling. In 1980, with the publishing of his book, “A People’s History of the United States,” he changed the way we looked at US history.
Not only removing birthing from the medical establishment, which views birthing as a medical emergency and relates to it as a source of possible litigation, ecstatic birthing views birthing as a vehicle for transformative, transcendent, spiritual change.
With activists from Amnesty International, UC Berkeley, and Restorative Circles, we had the opportunity to witness how supportive fMI is to those who are struggling to find balance and alignment in their lives and bodies.
Council is a practice in authenticity. It requires a deep listening, rigorous discernment, a reverence for truth, and a steady commitment to transparency and fierce compassion. Every Thursday, with few exceptions, we hold our Community gathering at the Center. We start with our evening service anchored by the chanting of the Heart Sutra. This is […]